Do You Need a Crown or a Veneer?

Would like to know the benefits that dental sealants can offer? Did you know that dental sealants are safe for almost any age beginning at six when a child’s first set of molars begin to grow in? Dental sealants work by attaching directly to your tooth enamel for an additional layer of protection.

A dental sealant can lower your risk of tooth decay in your wonderful set of molars by 80%. Cavities work by burrowing through tooth enamel until the hole reaches your root. Sealants stop the decay in its tracks and resist even the most harmful types of decay including acids that can eat through our enamel. Sealants last up to a decade and can easily be repaired or reapplied as necessary.

Children are three times less likely to develop cavities if they have sealants in place. They are proven safe and can be used for multiple teeth. Sealants can protect your child’s teeth safely and efficiently without sacrificing their smile’s aesthetics.

Don’t delay in visiting our dental team. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ron Hernandez and our team at our dentist office in Fremont, California, please call us at 510-248-4847. Let us help you with all your oral health care needs.

Let’s Get Healthy: Green Chicken and Veggie Curry

I’m making a real effort to eat healthier in 2017: more salads, more veggies, more fruit, and less sugar and overly-processed foods. Stir-fry, lightened up curries, and roasted just-about-anything have made their way into my kitchen in a big way. Anything I can do to get more vegetables and lean proteins on the table is pretty alright with me.

This Thai-inspired curry is a huge family favorite and it is packed with both flavor and plenty of good stuff. In fact, it’s one of my 5-year-old daughter’s most-requested meals. It’s honestly not hard to make, and I’ve kept it low on the spice-o-meter so that she can better enjoy it (although she does like a bit of spice if I don’t mention it before serving it). If you want to amp it up, just throw a few Thai chilies or a jalapeño into the blender with everything else.

I usually make this with red bell pepper and green beans, but sugar snap peas, fresh peas, broccoli florets, and julienned zucchini would all work well. Just adjust the cooking time until they are tender. You can also easily swap out chicken breast for the thighs, just use skinless bone-in breasts, and simmer them gently and only until they are cooked through to avoid dry chicken meat. For a veggie version, just leave out the chicken and swap 2 tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce for the fish sauce; add cubes of tofu with the veggies and you won’t need to simmer it nearly as long.

There are numerous Thai curry pastes out there. You can make your own, but as a working parent I honestly just don’t have time to do that. My two favorite brands are Mae Ploy and Maesri, so if you can seek those out, by all means do. Serve this over steamed brown rice (or white rice if you want to keep it a bit more classic) or just on its own.

Green Chicken Curry

Green Chicken Curry (Wendy Goodfriend)

Recipe: Green Chicken and Veggie Curry

Makes 6 servings

    Ingredients:

  • 1 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped, plus more for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 6 or 7 thighs)
  • 1 (13 1/2-ounce) can light or regular coconut milk, well shaken
  • 1/2 pound green beans or sugar snap peas, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin 1-inch strips
  • 4 green onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • Steamed rice, for serving
Trim and cut green beans into 1-inch lengths.

Trim and cut green beans into 1-inch lengths. (Wendy Goodfriend)
Seed and cut red bell pepper into thin 1-inch strips.

Seed and cut red bell pepper into thin 1-inch strips. (Wendy Goodfriend)

    Instructions:

  1. In a blender or in the bowl of a food processor, combine the yellow onion, garlic, chicken broth, fish sauce, ¼ cup of the cilantro, brown sugar, curry paste, lime zest and juice. Process until smooth.
  2. In a blender or in the bowl of a food processor, combine the yellow onion, garlic, chicken broth, fish sauce, ¼ cup of the cilantro, brown sugar, curry paste, lime zest and juice. Process until smooth.

    In a blender or in the bowl of a food processor, combine the yellow onion, garlic, chicken broth, fish sauce, ¼ cup of the cilantro, brown sugar, curry paste, lime zest and juice. Process until smooth. (Wendy Goodfriend)
  3. Salt the chicken, then add to a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Pour the curry sauce over the top, submerging the chicken pieces. Bring to a low boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover partially, and simmer until the chicken is very tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. Salt the chicken, then add to a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Pour the curry sauce over the top, submerging the chicken pieces.

    Salt the chicken, then add to a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Pour the curry sauce over the top, submerging the chicken pieces. (Wendy Goodfriend)
    Bring to a low boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low.

    Bring to a low boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low. (Wendy Goodfriend)
    Cover partially and simmer until the chicken is very tender, about 20 minutes.

    Cover partially and simmer until the chicken is very tender, about 20 minutes. (Wendy Goodfriend)
  5. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a plate or cutting board. Add the coconut milk, green beans, bell pepper, and green onions to the saucepan. Simmer until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a cutting board or plate.

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a cutting board or plate. (Wendy Goodfriend)
    Add the coconut milk, green beans, bell pepper, and green onions to the saucepan.

    Add the coconut milk, green beans, bell pepper, and green onions to the saucepan. (Wendy Goodfriend)
    Simmer until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes.

    Simmer until the vegetables are crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. (Wendy Goodfriend)
  7. Meanwhile, shred the chicken, discarding any gristle or fat. When the vegetables are tender, return the chicken to the pot, simmering gently until it is warmed through.
  8. Meanwhile, shred the chicken, discarding any gristle or fat.

    Meanwhile, shred the chicken, discarding any gristle or fat. (Wendy Goodfriend)
    When the vegetables are tender, return the chicken to the pot.

    When the vegetables are tender, return the chicken to the pot. (Wendy Goodfriend)
    Simmer gently until the curry is warmed through.

    Simmer gently until the curry is warmed through. (Wendy Goodfriend)
  9. Serve over steamed rice, garnished with the remaining cilantro.
  10. Serve over steamed rice.

    Serve over steamed rice. (Wendy Goodfriend)
    Garnish with the remaining cilantro and serve.

    Garnish with the remaining cilantro and serve. (Wendy Goodfriend)

How you can Discover the Most Trusted Drain Cleansing Companies

Drain clogs can be caused by a wide range of things – excess hair, waste, or food that gets captured in pipelines and avoids water from streaming, or outdoors tree origins that compromise your pipes. Depending upon where the obstruction is and also the intensity of the trouble, a fast remedy might be all you have to manage it. Shop brand name or commercial strength cleansers one puts down a drain could suffice if the obstruction isn’t also bothersome. Origin killers, if applied properly, can be reliable and also conserve you a telephone call to a plumbing.

Easy equipment like augurs and also “plumbing serpents” could likewise deal with even more stubborn clogs, but if you are unsure how to use them it could be best to stay clear of doing so. Unclogging drains pipes, nonetheless, is more than simply putting a remedy down the hatch and also wishing for the very best. When you have actually managed to dislodge a drain, you wish to be certain another one does not pop up. This will require watchfulness on your component making certain the water moves smoothly down your pipelines. If you locate clogs happen frequently and as well close together, maybe time to speak to a plumbing technician to explore the trouble.

You constantly want to preserve the cleanliness of your home to maintain it a protected as well as a comfy location for you as well as your family members. Nonetheless, it’s hard to deal with your house particularly if you have no understanding of pipes. If you intend to keep the worth of your house you ought to make sure that every area is effectively cleansed and all elements as well as fixtures are working well. Several of one of the most crucial areas in the residence that need appropriate maintenance are the shower room and cooking area. At times, when something fails with the bathtub drains pipes as well as cooking area sinks as well as you think you can repair it on your own you simply do basic fixings. You attempt to follow a list of tips on how you can unblock drains pipes or sinks yet in some instances, unclogging them comes to be more challenging when they are entirely stopped up or when the debris has built up in the walls and also drain pipes.

The majority of home owners use augers or plumbing’s snake to pull out things obstructed in drains pipes however if these devices don’t function they put chemical cleaners down the tub drainpipe to clear the debris. When you use chemical cleansers it’s recommended that you read instructions carefully as well as put on protective gloves. However, it is not risk-free to use unclogging items as they consist of acids that are as well harsh and might harm the pipelines. If every one of these diy techniques to cleanse your stopped up drains pipes failed, you need the aid of a skilled pipes professional. There are many drainpipe cleaning companies that offer pipes services from removing cooking area drainpipe sinks to any sort of drain back ups so it is necessary to pick the one that provides quality solution as well as is trusted by a number of home owners.

Considering that there’s a long listing of drainpipe cleansing business out there, discovering the one to fix your draining problem ends up being a hard job. Some home owners who experience sluggish drain usually calls the plumbing professional that is available throughout that time or they simply pick from the names detailed in the directory site. If you hesitate to look for a quality pipes solution because you believe it is costly after that you are wrong. Nowadays, with the increasing appeal of the internet you can easily discover the most effective drainpipe cleaning company that supplies irreversible solutions for totally blocked drains at a really reasonable price. If you truly want to totally free on your own from the hassles of stopped up drains pipes making use of the most up to date draining treatment after that you should only select the very best drain cleaning business. You could effectively do this if you make an in-depth research study of every company name.

The various other means to obtain the names of relied on drainpipe cleansing firms is to ask your colleagues, friends, or company for pointers. You should remember various other variables when you make a decision to work with an expert to unclog a drainpipe. Make certain that you recognize the length of time does it consider them to fix a drain issue as well as you must additionally understand the technique made use of. It is likewise considerable that you think about the company’s reputation as well as the proficiency of their plumbing specialists.

Drain pipes Cleansing and also the Plumbing Services

Household drains pipes get clogged usually given that several things such a toilet paper, food waste and also various other undesirable materials are being dropped right into the bathroom. When water gets poured on top of these things the drains obtain obstructed resulting in leakage and poor scent creating problem to people. Drain cleaning is needed occasionally which causes smooth operating of water in the pipelines. In order to avoid blockages in water drainage run an extremely hot tap a couple of times a week. This will certainly help in loosening up as well as unblocking any type of unwanted garbage which gets accumulated at the sides of the drainage. This kind of cleansing can be done by pouring vinegar as well as fifty percent cup of cooking soft drink into the drainage. In case of toilets, purge down warm water and also some baking soda so that the unwanted clutter in the drainpipe gets gotten rid of. Bettors can be a lot more effective in case of big clogs as well as it is the best cleansing technique which likewise could deal with showers, bathrooms, and even sinks. Ladera heights plumber and also plumping services provide good quality cleaner chemicals which unblocks drains pipes and also sewer pipes prevent the incident of clogged up drains pipes.

Drain pipes cleansers that could eliminate soft obstructions consisting of hair as well as oil clogs that get deposited near to interior drainpipe openings. Ladera heights plumber and plumping services offer different chemical drain cleaners which include solid and fluid destructive cleaners that are available in retailers, as well as acid cleaners that are much more reliable in removing the stopped up drains pipes. Ladera heights plumber and also plumping services likewise provide the clients with different drain cleansing methods such as air burst drainpipe cleaners, solid acid cleansers, natural remedy drainpipe cleansers, Chemical cleaners, surface cleaning utilizing chemical cleaners handheld augers, plungers, electric cleaners which are very effective.

You use every one of your appliances practically every day. However do you additionally consider effectively cleaning it as commonly as needed? And also not simply the device devices, yet the pipelines linked to them too. Take your washing machine for instance. The drain pipes attached to it are possibly not as clean as you might assume. One of the most significant infestations that you may discover there is black mold and mildew which is a major health hazard. And it is not simply the mold and mildews that you must be bothering with. There are likewise mold, bacteria, and germs that each could create disease to your family members. That is why before you begin having problems with mounting healthcare facility expenses, you ought to start thinking about having a drainpipe cleaning service from professional plumbers.

You could just visualize all the sorts of waste that go through our house’s drain system. It is it’s not surprising that that the common plumbing issue are obstructed drains, primarily since people continue tossing practically anything down their drains. That must never hold true. All those garbage and also waste will eventually develop there as well as trigger various foul smells. Consider yourself lucky if that is the only thing that you will be bothering with. Due to the fact that foul smell could conveniently move from one place to an additional, particularly with the interconnection of household piping systems. So that nasty smell could move from the cooking area also to your washroom.

When something starts smelling poor it only suggests bacteria as well as bacteria have actually currently embeded in. So if that is the case with your kitchen sink, simply think of the moment you are preparing your food over that sink or appropriate beside it on the cooking area counter. The food you are getting ready for your household could obtain contaminated, the last thing you certainly would wish to happen.

So just how can you keep your sink and your drainpipe pipelines clean? You can utilize all the chemicals that you could discover in the home cleansers aisle in the supermarket, these want all particularly developed to get eliminate the blockage and the grime build up. Or you can utilize times you would generally find in your personal home like vinegar as well as bleach, which both will work fine to a specific degree. But nothing still defeats getting an expert drainpipe cleaning company from your trustworthy plumbers. Because not only need to you have your drain pipes cleansed, yet all the other pipes systems too. Your solution container need to also be arranged for clean up. Your pipes need to also be examined to earn sure there are no leaks which might cause little debris to enter your house’s water system.

Again, while you could comply with some do it yourself methods to clean your personal drainage pipes, you can only do so much cleaning with these methods. Simply consider the years of mold, gunk, microorganisms, and also waste that have already accumulated in your piping system. Just an expert drain cleaning company can do the ideal task for you. As well as expenditure should never ever be a very easy as it is constantly your household’s health and safety that is on the line.

Amazon To Open “Amazon Go” – A Convenience Store With No Lines

Amazon says it is opening a new food and convenience store that doesn’t have a checkout line.

Instead, the company envisions customers at the Amazon Go store picking up whatever they want off the shelves – then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

Details about how the technology actually works are sparse. “We used computer vision, deep learning algorithms and sensor fusion much like you’d find in self-driving cars,” a narrator says in a video from Amazon. “We call it Just Walk Out Technology.”

The 1,800-square-foot retail store in Seattle will offer ready-made meals and some grocery basics, according to the website. The company says it is testing the store with its own employees and plans to open to the public in 2017.

And while Amazon has not spelled out how it works in full, “retail tech specialists and computer vision experts agree that Amazon’s advertised system is entirely plausible given the state of artificial intelligence, RFID, sensor and machine learning technologies today,” according to Wired.

Others are more skeptical – for example, an editorial in Forbes calls the plan “all hype” during the high-volume holiday shopping season. It points out that Amazon regularly rolls out high-profile plans at this time of year, like the drone delivery program.

This isn’t Amazon’s first experiment with a brick-and-mortar store – it launched a bookstore last year in Seattle, as The New York Times reports, and has since added locations in San Diego and Portland.

And according to multiple reports, this is one of several experiments that Amazon is launching with the hope of capturing the lucrative market for groceries. The Wall Street Journal says the retail giant is interested in starting a store that “combines in-store shopping with curbside pickups.”

“You can bet that there are grocers that are quaking in their boots,” as Shoptalk retail strategist Sucharita Mulpuru tells Marketplace. She adds that groceries have posed challenges for online retailers: “It has stubbornly stayed offline more than just about every other e-commerce category.”

Marketplace pointed out that IBM attempted a checkout-free store previously, but the sensor tags ended up being too expensive.

Copyright 2016 NPR.

Halloween: Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

The leaves are changing; the weather is cooling down. It’s the time of year for sweaters, hot cocoa, and of course, Halloween! This festive holiday gives your children a chance to dress up and to stockpile on free candy. The intake of candy can present dental health issues if not handled carefully. Here are a few tips to help keep your child’s teeth healthy during Halloween and year-round.

Choose Candy Carefully

Candy and other sweets that stay in the mouth for a long time cause an increased risk for tooth decay. This isn’t the case if the candy is sugar-free.

Avoid Sticky Candy

Sticky candies can cling to the teeth. They take longer to be washed away by saliva, thus increasing the risk of tooth decay.

Drink More Water

Make sure your child drinks lots of water to help flush out food particles. In addition, fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. If your child drinks bottled water, choose kinds that are fluoridated.

Steer Clear of Sugary Beverages

Flavored water, sports drinks, and soda all fit into this category. When the teeth are frequently exposed to sugary beverages, the risk of tooth decay is increased.

Brush Twice Daily

Make sure your child brushes their teeth for two minutes at least twice a day. Using a fluoride toothpaste will help to further protect their teeth.

Floss Your Teeth

Make sure your child flosses at last once a day to clean between their teeth. Flossing removes plaque and food from between the teeth and under the gum line.

Snack at the Right Time

Halloween candy, as well as other snacks and sugary foods, should be eaten with meals or shortly after. During meals, the production of saliva increases and helps cancel out the acids made by bacteria in the mouth. Saliva also helps rinse away food particles.

We encourage you to contact our office today for more tips and to schedule your child’s next visit with Dr. Ron Hernandez. Our dentist and team in Fremont, California, look forward to seeing your family!